The state Parole Commission denied the parole application of Gregory A. Coulthard on his 1990 first-degree intentional homicide conviction Tuesday.
Coulthard was convicted in July 1990 for shooting to death Grant County Deputy Sheriff Tom Reuter four months earlier. Coulthard was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility beginning in March 2015.
According to the Department of Corrections final action report, which was released Thursday morning, the commission "remains concerned with the severity of [Coulthard's] offense, [his] narcissist attitude which was discussed during [his] parole interview" as well as "the need to serve more time. A release at this time would pose an unreasonable risk to the community."
The commission report, which was addressed to Coulthard, also noted that Coulthard "expressed remorse for killing the Deputy; yet at the same time you seem to believe that you're being treated differently because of the nature of your conviction which you find frustrating. By virtue of your actions of killing a police officer, you placed yourself in this situation and as such you're responsible for the associated consequences. More time needs to be served so as not to depreciate the seriousness of your actions and the impact they've had on others."
Coulthard will be ineligible for parole for six more years, until March 19, 2021.
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